About the Henna Tattoo and Related Products
The Henna tattoo art is one of complex lines and symbols that are traditionally associated with Indian weddings in the Far East but have roots that go back much farther. Some historians attribute the first tattoo to literature detailing the battle between Baal and Anath as far back as the Bronze Age.
Henna artists come to rely on many support products and industry recognized terms such as henna tree, henna pectin, henna vines, nestle Egyptian henna, burgundy henna, henna African adornment, henna dye for eyebrows, henna lipstick, henna rasul, Surya henna cream, henna and mehindi, henna cheesecloth, henna ink, henna palm and Iranian henna and of course removing henna.
One of the benefits of Henna is that it is a natural product. As such there is a great leeway for experimentation in design. Traditional designs do not have to be used and there are many kits available that include design patterns. The henna tattoo removal is simply the skin replenishing the cells and forcing the dye out of the body. There are tattoo studios that do offer permanent designs that resemble the henna tattoo. These tattoos are put into place with the typical tattoo machines but use a red dye that will remain permanent.
A note of caution concerning the henna tattoo is the use of a product labeled as “black henna” or an indigo. Natural henna does not come in dark shades. The dark colors are actually made by combining henna with a chemical. There can be very harsh side effects such as skin blistering. As with any product, even a natural one such as henna, there can be allergic reactions. This is particularly true if the individual has a rare genetic condition called a G6PD deficiency. In large doses the dye molecule in henna can be fatal. If it is unknown whether or not henna will cause an allergic reaction it is best to do a small skin test.
One of the styles of a henna tattoo that can be harmful is black henna. In Canada black henna is illegal due to its possible negative heath effects on the human skin. All other forms of Henna remain legal in Canada.
What a henna tattoo artist uses to create your masterpiece is quite minimal. Even with the many styles such as henna chandelier, blue henna, Cameron, Henna for hair, Celtic henna, nestle henna, Arabic henna, avigal henna the basic ingredients are the same in all cultures.
Henna hair dye for hair coloring comes in many color choices. Out of these color choices very few of them are natural. The natural color of henna hair dye is red and derives from a dye molecule known as Lawsonia. When henna hair dye colors are made properly they are called “henna rangs”. Other plant dyes are mixed together to make colors such as…
- Indigo, Indigofera tinctoria
- Walnut, Juglans regia
- Woad, Isatis tinctoria
- Senna, cassia obovata
- Ourouparia gambir and Acacia catechu
- Saffron Crocus sativus L., Chamomile
- Anthemis nobilis
- Rhubarb Root and Rheum rhapoticum